Aaron's 76 Type LT Project

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  1. 76_TypeLT

    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    They started laying tile yesterday. We had wood flooring but decided to do tile, although I liked our wood flooring and would have re-installed it. It's a nice mental boost to see flooring going down. It's been concrete for 4+ months. It also smells cleaner after they sanded and cleaned the floors.

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  2. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is good that you get to see all the invoicing and hopefully they don't try to sneak stuff past you. We were really fortunate in our neighbourhood that we had no flooding. Some of the ones around us got hit pretty hard but we didn't even lose power.
     
  3. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The tiles do look great. I have to admit, I originally liked carpet on the floors but my wife didn't like that and now we only have it in the bedrooms. The rest of the downstairs has wood in the living room and dining room and tiles in the entryway and kitchen. Definitely much nicer than carpet would be and a whole lot easier to clean if you spill something!
     
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    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes, this GC is very reputable, so we are not really worried about them pulling a fast one on us. They use a portal to post ALL invoices that we can log into and view.

    Amazingly enough, we never lost power even though we flooded. We shut the main breaker off before we left and once the water was out we turned it back on and everything worked.
     
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    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    We have carpet upstairs but will prob change that to wood floor, mainly bc we have so much leftover from the original downstairs installation. I like carpet, but hate the care required :)
     
  6. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is good about the power and also that you got such a great GC. Hopefully I never need one under similar circumstances but if I secure the one job contract I'm hoping to get, I may be looking at adding a balcony on the side of the house so would possibly need one for that.
     
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    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I love carpet on cold winter mornings! The care isn't too bad now that we have a Samsung robotic vacuum cleaner! It does a great job on the ground floor of the house, including on the wood and tile.
     
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    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    let me know, I'd recommend them despite the minor hiccups we encountered. The work is excellent, which is what ultimately matters. If we were doing a remodel at any normal time then I am sure it would have been done in less time. Subs are just over-booked and homeowners have to pay the price with project delays.
     
  9. 76_TypeLT

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    Tile guys are installing the final pieces and grouting today. Flooring should be done by Saturday. Then the kitchen cabinets will get painted this weekend and the countertops will go in next week. So by the end of next week it will look like a house again.

    Here's the tile with grout installed. Has kind of a stamped concrete look.

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  10. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Will do. If I go ahead with the balcony, it will likely be at least 6 to 8 months before I get started on it.
     

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